HuffPo Brain Drain Continues as ‘Mehdi-Effect’ Hits Traffic

The Huffington Post has lost yet another of their original hires as Dina Rickman jumps ship to go to The Week. She tells Media Guido that she has enjoyed her time there, adding tellingly that her move is to do with “career development”. A wise exit then…

With the near constant exodus of talent, things aren’t looking up for the site. The original HuffPo political team hires of Chris Wimpress and Dina Rickman have both left following Mehdi’s arrival. Noticeably the job advert to replace Rickman says that the UK site was “launched in July 2011 and has already surpassed 2.5m unique visitors per month”. Funny that back in September AOL were boasting that the site had nearly double that at 4.1 million. They call that downturn the Mehdi-effect…


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